Contributed by: Dafna Sharon
“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating...
...and you finish off as an orgasm.”
“Current industry data shows that American workers aren't saving enough in their workplace-provided retirement programs, and our survey indicates that this lack of preparedness extends from the accumulation phase of retirement planning into the distribution phase. Even those who are conscientious savers and investors, including Baby Boomers now aged 55 to 58, aren't prepared to convert their retirement savings into a predictable retirement paycheck that they can't outlive.”
“Defined contribution plans are extremely popular with American workers, most of whom use them as their primary retirement-savings vehicle. Despite this popularity, however, most workers are not saving enough or investing wisely, and many are increasingly at risk of not being able to achieve a worry-free retirement. We can and must do a better job of helping them.”